• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • Caribou Hunting Emergency Order

    Alaska Emergency Order 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B to state subsistence and state general hunts for caribou. This emergency order does not apply to federally qualified subsistence users within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More »

Things To Know Before You Come

Whether you are planning a trip to Yukon-Charley Rivers or, you are just interested in learning more about this fascinating place and area, this is the place to explore. What to expect from the oftentimes harsh northern climate, hints on planning extended trips down the mighty Yukon River, and assistance in keeping yourself and others safe are here for you to explore and absorb. Always remember that the staff is available to answer any questions you have either before or after your arrival. Visit our contact page to talk to a ranger.

Additional information about trip planning and outdoor recreation in Interior Alaska is available from the Alaska Public Lands Information Center.



When you're on your own in the wilderness, safety should be your utmost concern. Learn about planning a safe trip to the preserve.

Learn about staying in the eight free public use cabins in Yukon-Charley Rivers.

Significant Values

Learn about the significant values of Yukon-Charley Rivers and what makes it such a unique unit in the National Park Service system.



Interior Alaska is a land of extremes; learn about the seasons and what you may encounter on your adventure.



While no area in the preserve is closed to pets, there are special regulations in place to protect resources and you and your pet.

A raft on the shore of the Yukon River with caribou antlers

Photo by Travis Booms

The preserve offers excellent hunting opportunities

Did You Know?

Slavens Roadhouse on the Yukon River

Slaven's Roadhouse, built in the 1930's, is the only remaining example of the historic roadhouses that served as stopovers for weary travelers and mailcarriers along the Yukon River route.